This animation project was inspired by happy memories from my childhood growing up in the state of Maryland, and it's beautiful countryside. The story highlights my relationship with my big red husky, Cooper.
A 6 year old boy overcomes the excitement, stress, and fears of moving into a new home. This transition is shared through the eyes of a child, and shows how he, with the help of his loving companion, discover a new happiness while exploring the environment where they live, playing together and creating new and lasting memories in the hills and fields of the nation's heartland.
Change doesn’t have to be scary! It can lead to a positive change.
In this test, I have a sequence animated and in-betweened, merged together with a background in a chosen monochromatic color for the scene. The animation and background were all drawn in graphite, which has been modified in Adobe Photoshop using the Hue/Saturation and Color Balance Adjustments to give a warm autumn color.
Here is my first animation ready for upload! This was compiled to get a feeling of how the animation would look fully rendered with a background. The sequence being imported into after Effects, the keys are currently on "fours," to be inbetweened. The 3D camera has a change of focus as it shifts its angle from the boy to the house.